SAO PAULO, June 2 (Reuters) - Japan’s Softbank Group Corp led a 120 million real ($22 million) funding round in Brazilian data science company Cortex. Other investors in the round were Redpoint e Endeavor Catalyst, according to a statement released on Monday evening.
Cortex has among clients large companies such as Unilever PLC , Fiat Chrysler, L’Oreal, Roche, Carrefour, Visa and Claro.
Marcelo Claure, head of Softbank International, said data science companies are fundamental to innovation in Latin America. ($1 = 5.3665 reais) (Reporting by Aluisio Alves, Writing by Tatiana Bautzer, Editing by Louise Heavens)